Friday, May 13, 2011

Edwardian Era (1900s)

A wonderful look into the Edwardian era. What I found most interesting was the fact that in this entire clip, I noticed only 3 individuals without a hat. It prompted me to look up the fashion etiquette during this time and found this little article via Fashion-Era:

In the Edwardian age it did not matter if you were poor or rich, old or a child, whatever the status a person wore a hat, only beggars went bareheaded. Even militant suffragettes did not campaign without a hat. The hat would be fairly functional in style and form, but a hat was still worn.

Hat Decline After WarsWomen - Military Influenced Hat 1918

Once the Great War of 1914-18 began, fashion was influenced by the new wartime employment activities women had to engage in and the need for more practical utilitarian dress could not help but filter into what there was of mainstream fashion. Uniforms were everywhere as women did jobs once done by men and every job had a distinct uniform.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Colorful Blooms In The Valley

Enjoyed the beautiful weekend weather. I attended our neighborhood's annual home tour which was very inspiring. Finally met the amazingly talented designer and blogger Katie Denham of Katiedid. Katie designed one of the kitchens on this year's home tour which was even more breathtaking in person than the beautiful images she shared on her blog. After the tour, I attended a friend and neighbors garden party celebrating her homes 100 year old birthday this year. These are the photos I took over the weekend of her garden, the gardens of other good friends and neighbors.